Young adults in extended foster care, ages 18-21
SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT LIVING (SIL)
Help the young adult become independent after they leave foster care
- All young adults are referred by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or SJRC Belong.
- Young adults live on their own in a one-bedroom apartment in a supervised independent setting.
- All apartments are fully furnished, near a bus line, and located close to where the young adult will work or go to school.
Young adults are required by the state to be working, going to school, or volunteering.
- THRU Project Housing Resource Coordinators meet with the young adult at least once a month and have weekly check-ins with the youth via phone.
- Housing Resource Coordinators ensure the apartments are clean, work with the young adult on their budget, and teach them life skills.
- This program is partially funded by the state, which provides $1,400 per participant. This typically covers the cost of rent and a monthly cash stipend of $390 which the young adult may use for utilities and groceries.
- The state does not pay for the participant’s furniture, household essentials or the case management provided by our Housing Resource Coordinators.
Youth: If you are interested in joining our SIL, talk to your state caseworker about getting referred to our program! Any questions about our program can be answered by emailing [email protected]’